Jail sentence for home invasion victim

December 21, 2023 7:00 am in by
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A former Muswellbrook man will be allowed to serve a jail sentence in the community following a home invasion on his property by the family of his ex-girlfriend.

The 25-year-old, who we can’t name for legal reasons, was found guilty in November of two stabbings and domestic violence-related offences back in July this year.

Magistrate Kevin Hockey warned the man he would go straight to jail to serve the 18-month sentence if he breached the Intensive Community Corrections Order.

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A 48-year-old woman and a 16-year-old boy are currently facing charges connected to the incident in the Newcastle District Court.